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🌹✒🇯🇲Black History | 1655 – Jamaica’s Black Resistance🇯🇲✒🌹

London based Black history speaker Paul Crooks is among the most insightful genealogists discussing engaging topics relating to the legacy of British slave-ownership and Black British ancestry. Paul also discusses how he used his research to reconstruct the historical narrative of Black people enslaved in ex-British colonies in the Caribbean and North America.

A Black history masterclass reminding us how the past informs the present; ie the genesis in the continuing struggle for racial equality in Britain and North America.

Paul discusses the pivotal role Jamaica’s Spanish Maroons played in Black British and North American history. In this masterclass, Paul discusses why Jamaica’s Maroons wars can be seen as a prelude to modern day discourse on racial justice /anti-racism and inclusion.

You’ll be encouraged to draw your own conclusion on a particularly turbulent time in the history of the British colonies in the North America, and how the past informs the present

Who is this talk for?

The talk is suitable for you if
– you want to develop your knowledge and understanding of parallels between Black & British history and African American history
– you’re new to exploring family history

Booking Information:

About the speaker:
Paul Crooks is unique as a published author and genealogist with a specialist interest in Black ancestry and Black history.

Paul came to prominence with his pioneering research into Black genealogy During the 1990s, when he became the first to trace his family history back 6 generations, from London to his ancestors enslaved on a sugar plantation in North America 200 years ago. He discovered his ancestors were enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica.
His books Ancestors (fiction) and A Tree Without Roots (non-fiction) has brought him international recognition for his breakthrough research into Black genealogy.

Paul Crooks has appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? with Moira Stuart as the expert in Black genealogy and has been recognised for inspiring an upsurge in interest in Black and British ancestry.
Paul is credited with inspiring an upsurge in interest in Black and British ancestry. He is also recognised for having spawned an industry in Black genealogy.

How to gain access to this event
This talk will be held over Zoom. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration confirmation email.

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